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Audio Formats

Unit 3 Sound

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AIF audio interchange format; an uncompressed audio file format used by Macs
MIDI musical instrument digital interface; format for recording music from synthesizers and other electronic instruments
MP3 a compressed audio file format that is the current standard for exchanging audio files over the Internet; 1/10 the size of a wave file
MP4 a compressed file format that can be used for audio or video; appropriate for streaming
Ripping the process of digitally extracting audio from CDs to your hard drive
WAV uncompressed audio format for Windows
WMA windows media audio; compresssed audio format originally designed for Windows Media Player
Lossy loses some of its original audio information to create a smaller file, resulting in loss of quality also
Lossless compression format that doesn't effect the original quality, but results in larger file sizes
RA real audio media format by Real Networks, designed for real-time streaming audio feeds
AAC also known as MPEG 4, the proprietary audio format used by Apple's iTunes and iPod
Audio/sound audible content in media production and publishing
Bidirectional microphone microphone that picks up sound from two opposite directions
Bit rate the number of bits per second processed when sampling sound (bps).
Boom microphone directional mic that is mounted on a boom arm and positioned just out of camera
Audio/sound audible content in media production and publishing
Kilohertz microphone that picks up sound from two opposite directions
Bit rate the number of bits per second processed when sampling sound (bps).
Boom microphoneEa directional mic that is mounted on a boom arm and positioned just out of camera the process by which sounds are combined into one or more channels
Lavalier microphone a small microphone designed to pick up speech from a single person, typically attached to the subject's clothing with a specialized clip
Original work a distinctive piece created by an author or artist
mono an audio signal that is mixed together and routed through a single audio channel
Mounted microphone a microphone that is attached to a stand or boom
Omnidirectional microphone microphone that captures equally from all directions
Original work a distinctive piece created by an author or artist
Sound effects audio effects other than music or speech that are enhanced or artificially created and added in postproduction
Stereo an audio signaled divided into two separate channels, played back simultaneously via separate speakers
Silence the absence of sound in a production; used to set a mood or provide a moment for reflection
Streaming playing audio or video immediately as it is downloaded from the Internet, rather than storing it in a file on the receiving computer first
Sound effects audio effects other than music or speech that are enhanced or artificially created and added in postproduction
Speech an example of audio that can include voice overlay, dialogue or direct address
Wireless microphone a microphone that is not physically connected to a camera or recording equipment
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